Treasure Coast Letter Carriers
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Serving letter carriers in:
West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Pahokee, South Bay, Belle Glade, Okeechobee, Clewiston, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Park, Jupiter, Tequesta, Jensen Beach, Port St. Lucie, Ft. Pierce, Stuart, Vero Beach and Sebastian
Tuesday, May 26th, join your fellow letter carriers from around the state in a Night of Action! Special guest, NALC President Fred Rolando! Click here for more information.
Have you done your part to help save the USPS and your job? If not get the NALC app or go to the NALC website now to take action! Do this TODAY !!! In addition, you can now get your family, friends and others involved by clicking the link below! We need to share this with as many people as we can. We need our Congressional Representatives to act to help save the USPS! https://p2a.co/Ut9UYhS
MEMO FROM NALC Headquarters!!!
As letter carriers on the front lines of serving 160 million Americans and businesses every day, you know that the Covid-19 pandemic is something we have never experienced before. And while our letter carriers show their resilience, strength and continued service to the public, every day, the Postal Service looms closer to shuddering due to the staggering loss in volume and revenue during this crisis. It’s a desperate situation that only Congress and the administration can help solve.
We cannot allow the USPS to fail. As recently as 2018, the USPS is the centerpiece of a $1.3 Trillion national mailing industry, which employs 7 million Americans in the private sector. More than 600,000 postal jobs would be at stake, including the one in four employees who is a military veteran! (Nichols 2019)
Unfortunately, instead of providing much needed immediate financial assistance urged by NALC and stakeholders, the last stimulus gave the Postal Service a slap in the face by giving it access to a conditional line of credit. Those conditions aren’t new to letter carriers – as they seek to destroy the network and attack letter carriers at the behest of private shippers. This is not a solution. It is a way to weaken the Postal Service by riddling it with more debt to the point where opponents of the constitutionally mandated service will destroy it.
While it’s been 40 years since we have needed taxpayer funding, we need financial relief to continue to serve this country through this crisis – and we need it now. Please take a minute to contact your member of Congress and your Senator to let them know how serious this is. In the next stimulus package we need the following:
1.) Immediate funding of at least $25 billion
2.) Quarterly emergency funding to cover the difference between revenues and total USPS expenses for the duration of this crisis
3,) Funding to help the Postal Service cover the cost of Covid-19 related sick and family leave
4.) Equal treatment for postal employees in legislation that authorizes and funds hazard pay for front-line workers in this crisis
5.) And finally, tell them we don’t need conditional loans that will only serve to add to a bankruptcy and/or privatization narrative when this crisis is over.
(Nichols, John. “’Tis the Season to Renew and Expand the US Postal Service.” The Nation, 2 Jan. 2019, www.thenation.com/…/arc…/united-states-postal-service-trump/.)
The safety of our membership is our main priority. Due to restrictions as a result of the Coronavirus, all Branch 1690 meetings, and events have been cancelled until further notifications.
Please refer to this website for updates.
Veronica Flores Osborne
NALC Branch 1690, President
West Palm Beach, FL
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19
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